For today's post I thought I would do something a little different. Now, don't get me wrong as I absolutely love reading magazines. I can spend hours flicking through endless amounts of magazines, I subscribe to my favourites, I look forward to the new month as it means new issues and I hoard them too. It's just that sometimes I think about little things I would change if I wrote my own magazine. Obviously I'm not writing my own magazine (Who else wishes they were?!), this post is just a little fun and I'm not trying to be rude to any magazines as I love them. I'd love to know your thoughts on this post and what you would change if you were writing a magazine.
Fashion would be affordable. Ooh there's a pretty bag. Wait, the price tag says £1,450, never mind! Obviously some may be able to afford to treat themselves to a bag this expensive and there's nothing wrong with that, but for those of us who prefer to spend under £50 on a handbag on the high street it's not an awful lot of use.
No airbrushing. Strong statement if you're trying to sell a magazine throughout the country but this would be my biggest rule. I can't be the only one who has looked at endless pictures of stunning models in magazines and then felt deflated at my own appearance. I think this would apply more to makeup advertising, which isn't exactly the magazines fault as they are just publishing it. How many times have we seen a mascara advert with eyelashes long enough to knock you out with, you buy the mascara and it's rubbish?
Tutorials would be simple. Maybe I just lack a little common sense but whenever I read some makeup and hair tutorials in magazines I'm always left feeling a bit baffled. 'Section this, twist this, fold that' - Say what? Since watching YouTube tutorials lately I have realised how much easier is it for me to visually learn rather than to read instructions. However, not everyone learns this ways so I would like written tutorials to be step by step and easily explained, none of this fancy business which I cant understand!
Strictly no woman bashing. We're supposed to be in this together, not sharpening our claws at every chance we get. How many times have we seen magazines shaming other women about their antics, bodies, careers etc?
What would you change if you wrote a magazine? x